Friday, January 29, 2016

Bills Introduced – 01-28-16

With the House in a pro forma session and the Senate discussing S 2012 there were 13 bills introduced yesterday. Once of those may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4397 To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide for caches of emergency response equipment to be used in the event of an accident involving rail tank cars transporting hazardous material, crude oil, or flammable liquids. Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]

The text of this bill is already available from the GPO. This is the first time that I have seen fire-fighting equipment specifically mentioned in oil spill response legislation. While no funding level is specifically spelled out, the bill does authorize appropriations for funding of the prepositioning of fire-fighting equipment. More on this bill later.

1 comment:

markgrogan said...

Firefighting equipment is definitely necessary regardless of the organization. It should always be made easily available as a preventive measure before an unwanted situation occurs. Looking forward for an update by Chemical Facility News to inform us about the advances of the bill regarding this issue.

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